The Resource Social behaviour : genes, ecology and evolution, [edited by] Tamaś Szeḱely, Allen J. Moore, Jan Komdeur

Social behaviour : genes, ecology and evolution, [edited by] Tamaś Szeḱely, Allen J. Moore, Jan Komdeur

Social behaviour : genes, ecology and evolution
Social behaviour
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genes, ecology and evolution
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[edited by] Tamaś Szeḱely, Allen J. Moore, Jan Komdeur
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Social behavior
"Humans live in large and extensive societies and spend much of their time interacting socially. Likewise, most other animals also interact socially. Social behaviour is of constant fascination to biologists and psychologists of many disciplines, from behavioural ecology to comparative biology and sociobiology. The two major approaches used to study social behaviour involve either the mechanism of behaviour - where it has come from and how it has evolved, or the function of the behaviour studied. With guest articles from leaders in the field, theoretical foundations along with recent advances are presented to give a truly multidisciplinary overview of social behaviour, for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Topics include aggression, communication, group living, sexual behaviour and co-operative breeding. With examples ranging from bacteria to social mammals and humans, a variety of research tools are used, including candidate gene approaches, quantitative genetics, neuro-endocrine studies, cost-benefit and phylogenetic analyses and evolutionary game theory"--Provided by publisher
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index present
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.S63 2010
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non fiction
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Social behaviour : genes, ecology and evolution, [edited by] Tamaś Szeḱely, Allen J. Moore, Jan Komdeur
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Machine generated contents note: Introduction Tamaś Szeḱely, Allen J. Moore and Jan Komdeur; Part I. Foundations: 1. Nature-nurture interactions Marla B. Sokolowski and Joel D. Levine; 2. The quantitative genetics of social behaviour Bronwyn H. Bleakley, Jason B. Wolf and Allen J. Moore; 3. Social behaviour and bird-song from a neural and endocrine perspective Elizabeth Adkins-Regan, Timothy J. DeVoogd and Jordan M. Moore; 4. Evolutionary game theory John M. McNamara and Franz J. Weissing; 5. Recent advances in comparative methods Robert P. Freckleton and Mark Pagel; 6. Social evolution theory: a review of methods and approaches Tom Wenseleers, Andy Gardner and Kevin R. Foster; Part II. Themes: 7. Aggression: towards an integration of gene, brain and behaviour Robert Huber and Edward A. Kravitz; 8. Social influences on communication signals: from honesty to exploitation Mark E. Hauber and Marlene Zuk; 9. Important topics in group living Jens Krause and Graeme Ruxton; 10. Sexual behaviour: conflict, cooperation and co-evolution Tomasso Pizzari and Russell Bonduriansky; 11. Pair bonds and parental behaviour Lisa McGraw, Tamaś Szeḱely and Larry J. Young; 12. Adaptations and constraints in the evolution of delayed dispersal: implications for cooperation Jan Komdeur and Jan Ekman; 13. Social behaviour in microorganisms Kevin R. Foster; 14. Social environments, social tactics and their fitness consequences in complex mammalian societies Marion L. East and Heribert Hofer; 15. Social behaviour in humans Ruth Mace; Part III. Implications: 16. Personality and individual social specialisation Denis Reále and Niels J. Dingemanse; 17. Molecular and genetic influences on the neural substrate of social cognition in humans Louise Gallagher and David Skuse; 18. Population density, social behaviour and sex allocation Suzanne H. Alonzo and Ben C. Sheldon; 19. Social behaviour and speciation Gerald S. Wilkinson and Leanna M. Birge; 20. Social behaviour in conservation Daniel T. Blumstein; 21. Prospects for research in social behaviour: systems biology meets behaviour Allen J. Moore, Tamaś Szeḱely and Jan Komdeur
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26 cm
xii, 562 p. ,
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